Cook County Commissioners are thinking about revamping the county’s management structure. Instituting a county administrator position has been a topic of discussion on and off over the years. With the passage of the 1 percent local option sales tax, the board is now seriously considering the matter.
With 98 percent of registrations reported across Northeastern Minnesota, the 2009 deer harvest is down 20 percent from last year, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Cook County Assessor Mary Black is reminding property owners of the Dec.15 deadline to file a Minnesota homestead application.
If you have purchased a home in Cook County in 2009, and occupy the property as your primary residence before December 1, 2009, you may qualify to receive the homestead classification for taxes payable in 2010.
Cook County is in the process of drafting a new septic treatment ordinance. The state of Minnesota is requiring counties to adopt ordinances based on new rules issued by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
A dream situation, which almost never comes true, is when the lakes freeze with a smooth surface and the ice is thick enough to be safe for skating.
The weather for Thanksgiving week in the northland continues to be other than normal. El Nino is right on track as experts have predicted, sending wave after wave of warmth along the Canadian border states right into our territory. We remain gray and mucky.
Welcome back to Magnetic North just as many are either coming or going in search of family and feast or both.
Winterer's Gathering weekend at North House Folk School drew people from all over the region to watch movies, take classes, listen to presentations and enjoy chili in celebration of the coldest season of the year.
I created this story for a "June Tune Singalong" while enjoying the early summer weather on a blanket in my yard.
In this Vietnamese tale a young boy saves his family from debt by use of a clever riddle and a fly. Listen to the story as told by Rose.